funemployment

Quick background on my employment situation

I was unfairly fired in June 2010

I worked at a fine coffee/cafe establishment

I was not told why I was fired and the true reason remains a mystery

I joined the workforce as early as I could

I have worked in coffee, at an indie theatre, venue/bars, sushi, Tower records/video, Target, Staples, call centers, and others.

I have had consistently bad luck with lay-offs and places closing down, but have never pursued unemployment.

I had never been fired before and maintain positive relationships with many of my past jobs.

I enjoy and often find promotion work, for venues, events, alcohol/cigarette surveys, granola, farmers markets etc.

I started a computer consultation company at 14 and still occasionally provide affordable tech support and training.

I have always been good at finding unique ways to sustain myself when between jobs.

I have an awesome resume and refuse to exploit the unemployment system, momma didn’t raise no welfare recipient .

I understand it’s purpose and receiving a stipend for my unfair firing will help me get back on my feet after the sudden firing, losing my apartment and being labeled “unhirable”.

I in no way look down on folks who receive unemployment or disability.

I love being employed and employable.

I won’t likely receive anything until late feb/early march due to the clogged CA legal system.

It’s finally over!


Check out the sidebar for tagged posts about my situation! hooray! more video tomorrow!

instant

This post is just a quick note to ramble a little and make everyone aware of a new FaceBook feature, Instant Personalization.

Bit of irony, some 30 years ago John Lennon wrote and recorded Instant Karma

Mark Zuckerburg’s facebook got hacked, would you still go to a bank where the presidents account got compromised? If it was the only bank in town, maybe, but i’d probably just hide all my cash under the mattress.

Fetlife would be that mattress. It’s a facebook for adults, post pics, talk in group and communicate with your internet and RL friends. All the satisfaction of making and receiving comments and expressing yourself in little ways, but no billion dollar industry behind it. Many people use facebook to communicate with your folks or old friends, but remember that it’s just a giant marketing tool, feeding off of our individuality.

Check out your privacy settings later tonight, it’s automatically set to “Enable”, much like Google Buzz which was a huge disaster and cause for a multi-million dollar class-action suit.If you’re an AB/DL person whose facebook hasn’t been deleted already, I suggest you do so, like youtube it’s turned into a playground, not a place for that kind of content, it can just stir-up negative feelings towards the community as a whole.

Be smart, be safe, more stuff soon, i’ll end this post with a couple Glenn W. Turner samples from Death Cab For Cuties “Amputations

“If we seem nutty to you, and if we seem like an oddball to you, just remember one thing: the mighty oak tree was once a nut like me.”

“I pray to God that one day he’ll grant me the power to reach out and hold my hand over you and give you instant belief because you don’t have instant belief. You’ve been hooked, you’ve been crooked, you’ve been lied to so many times that you’re suspicious, mind you, and when the right thing comes along you don’t believe it. When I’m here knocking at the front door, you’re at the back door looking for four leaf clovers, and when you find it, you think someone playing you dirty fool. Whats the angle? You look for an excuse. In this modern day and age, we have instant coffee, instant tea, instant disbelief. That’s the reason we never become anything. It’s because we will never believe in ourselves. We’ll always listen to the mass majority. If everybody’s making fun of you and criticizing, you know you’re on the right track, something most of the people aint got…”

instant

This post is just a quick note to ramble a little and make everyone aware of a new FaceBook feature, Instant Personalization.
Bit of irony, some 30 years ago John Lennon wrote and recorded Instant Karma
Mark Zuckerburg’s facebook got hacked, would you still go to a bank where the presidents account got compromised? If it was the only bank in town, maybe, but i’d probably just hide all my cash under the mattress.
Fetlife would be that mattress. It’s a facebook for adults, you can post pics, talk in groups and communicate with your internet and RL friends. All the satisfaction of making and receiving comments and expressing yourself in little ways, but no billion dollar industry behind it. Many people use facebook to communicate with your folks or old friends, but remember that it’s just a giant marketing tool, feeding off of our individuality. 
Check out your privacy settings later tonight, it’s automatically set to “Enable”, much like Google Buzz which was a huge disaster and cause for a multi-million dollar class-action suit. If you’re an AB/DL person whose facebook hasn’t been deleted already, I suggest you do so, like youtube it’s turned into a playground, not a place for that kind of content, it can just stir-up negative feelings towards the community as a whole.
DPRtube is the best we’ve got for a video site, and Fetlife for social networking. Check em out!
Be smart, Be safe, more stuff soon, i’ll end this post with a couple Glenn W. Turner sample from Death Cab For Cuties “Amputations
“If we seem nutty to you, and if we seem like an oddball to you, just remember one thing: the mighty oak tree was once a nut like me.”

“I pray to God that one day he’ll grant me the power to reach out and hold my hand over you and give you instant belief because you don’t have instant belief. You’ve been hooked, you’ve been crooked, you’ve been lied to so many times that you’re suspicious, mind you, and when the right thing comes along you don’t believe it. When I’m here knocking at the front door, you’re at the back door looking for four leaf clovers, and when you find it, you think someone playing you dirty fool. Whats the angle? You look for an excuse. In this modern day and age, we have instant coffee, instant tea, instant disbelief. That’s the reason we never become anything. It’s because we will never believe in ourselves. We’ll always listen to the mass majority. If everybody’s making fun of you and criticizing, you know you’re on the right track, something most of the people aint got…”

good

looks like things are coming up Riley
FINAL decision – The California Court Of Appeals has ruled in my favour! It’s all over folks
Looks like it’s going to be early March until I get anything from it, but regardless of what I get for the last 6 months of living with a firing on my employment record, it’s over and things are good, i’ve got a clean slate and i’m happy to be over it. There’s so many wild things that have happened in this whole affair, I’ll have to make a little video to explain it to all of my bloggy friends
I’m in love with you guys! This site and the folks i’ve met through it have been keeping me going through the rough times. I have a very simple outook on life, everybody needs a reason to be. This site is really important, and the message behind it! Let’s be socially conscious, get the word out that AB/DL rights are important! Let it be known, that trans and ABDL people aren’t freaks, fetishists and perverts, we’re just normal people who found a new way to express ourselves
Feel great my friends, I do too
It’s over, thank god it’s over, my employment and fine coffee reputation are clear, I can move onto big and better things. Canada, NYC and the whole East Coast has and will accept me with open arms.
*puts on an old pair of old doc martens and stomps right out the door*